It’s not often you can get away with a striped blazer. This is one of those pieces that you cannot wear on a weekly basis. When I had the chance to attend the Veuve Clicquot Journey at Pinea, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to break out this blazer and make a bold statement.
The popular French champagne house is sponsoring the #ClicquotJourney, an across the country tour where guests can enjoy a night sampling their famous champagne, music and bites. Washington was fortunate enough to have 3 stops along this tour. So I gathered a bunch of friends and headed to Pinea DC at the W Hotel to enjoy the experience.
Most DCers know the W for its amazing rooftop. It has one of the most spectacular views of the city but the hotel also boasts Pinea, a great patio and restaurant on the lower level. Chef Barry Kaslow whipped up some incredible bites for my group. The delectable selections were the perfect accompaniment to go with the Veuve Clicquot. Kudos to the staff of Pinea and the W for provided such a marvelous experience!
Naturally for such an extravagant event, I had to go bold with my look. That’s where the striped blazer came in. While some may consider this a little too costumey, pairing the blue and white striped blazer with navy trousers, white shirt and tonal paisley tie helped to keep the look from being over the top. While just slightly subdued, the loot still makes a great statement. It was the perfect party attire. The bonus to the striped blazer is that it is completely reversible so I can get two looks out of one blazer, the second a cream blazer with navy trim.
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